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Full text of "Echoes from "Hampton Day" May 14th, 1895."

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ECHOES 




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MAY 14th, 1895. 




COMPILED AND ARRANGED FOK THE CAMP. 



CIIAELESTON, S. 0, 
Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., Printers, 

Nos, 3 and 5 Broad and 117 East Bay Streets. 

1895. 



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THE JOINT MEETING OF 



"Camp Moultrie/' Sons of Confederate Veterans 



WITH THE- 



"Daughters of the Confederacy" 

Of Charleston, S. C. 

Held at tine Academy of Music, 
May 14th, 1895. 



INTRODUCTION. 



Ever since the formation of "Camp Moultrie," Sons of 
Confederate Veterans, it has been the great desire of this 
Camp to hold a joint meeting," in sornc public hall together 
with the Charleston Chapter of "The Daughters of the Con- 
federacy," which was organized a few months after "Camp 
Moultrie " and to invite some prominent Confederate hero to 
fftldress the Joint Meeting. The object of this public meeting 
being to illustrate the purposes of the two organizations and 
by making a charge for admission, to raise the nucleus for a 
charitable fund for relieving needy Confederates and widows 
and children of those who gave their lives for the defence of 
their country. 

With this end in view " Camp Moultrie" sent a cordial in- 
vitation to the"Daiighters,of the Confederacy" to join them 
in a Public Joint Meeting, which invitation was read before 
the meeting of " The Daughters," held March 20th, 1805, and 
unanimously accepted. 

Upon the request of "Camp Moultrie" a Committee of 
three was appointed by "The Daughters" to meet a similar 
committee from "Camp Moultrie" to arrange for the Joint 
Meeting. The committee from " The Daughters " consisted 
of Mrs. Langdon Cheves, Chairman, Mrs. Geo. D. Bryan and 
Vvs. B. F. Alston, while Messrs. Robert A. Smyth, Chairman, 



i, ■, : fxom Hampton Day. 

;: Uv l,, ri ft ivUm'mI W.'i'-inn'r Logan were appointed the 

i-iiiu.rJUM". from "< Mill]. M,.l ll:ir." 

■\ meeting of these tWo cdiffirifttees was held on April lltii, 
and by a unanimous vote, General Wade Hampton was selected 
to be the Orator of this occasion. 

For the arrangement of the business details Mr. Kobert A. 
Smyth was elected the General Chairman of the Joint Com- 
mittees, and Messrs. Stephen E. Bell and W. Turner Logan 
and the General Chairman were appointed the Committee ot 
Arrangements for the Joint Meeting, The Ladies were ap- 
pointed a Committee in charge of the decorating ot the 

assembly hall. . . 

The following letter was signed by the Joint Committee 
and sent by special delivery to General Wade Hampton : 



The Daughters op the Confederacy, 1 
Camp Moultrie, Sunk of Confederate Veterans . 



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Charleston, South Carolina. 
Charleston, S. 0., April 11th, 1895. 

General Wade Hampton, 

"Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir ; — Our joint committees have the honor to address 
you, on behalf of the associations we represent and of the 
community at large, and feel that in appealing to you, we in- 
voke the aid of one who has never m peace or war, failed to 
champion the cause of right or weakness. 

Our associations have been recently formed, with the 
special obi'ect of arousing the dormant love and memory ot 
of the Confederacy and its Heroes, in the hearts of those who 
have become too entirely absorbed by the " cares of this world, 
and to awaken the interest, and inform the ignorance of a 
generation that is growing up, unconscious of the glorious 
past that it can boast. 

' "With this end in view we desire to open our infant careers 
with a prestige that shall arouse an enthusiasm now lament- 
ably wanting, and what can so effectually accomplish this, as 
the presence and voice of our own especial Confederate Hero, 
"Wade Hampton, at our first joint meeting. 

An oration from you on this occasion, would be invaluable 
to us, and could you consistently, with your other engage- 



Tni/rodudion. 

meilts, make QB n < lonfodonitu juldross on any evening in May, 
from the 8th to the L5tb, omitting the 10th and nth, (when 
other objects might make a frill attendance impossible) we 
should gratefully feel the success of our undertaking assured. 
As we desire you to be our only orator, we must respectfully 
beg for a positive answer and a tixed date. 

Earnestly hoping that you may accede to our desire, and 
give this oiie service more to the cause, whose faithful servant 
and minister you have ever been, and asking for an early 
reply, we have the honor to subscribe ourselves, 
Respectfully yours, 

SOPHIA L. CIIEVES, Chairman, 
MAEY M. BRYAN, 
CAROLINE S. ALSTON, 
Committee Daughters of the Confederacy. 

ROBERT A. SMYTH, Chairman, 
STEPHEN R. EELL, 
W. TURNER LOGAN, 

Committee " Camp Moultrie" 

Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

Please address your reply to Robert A. Smyth. General 
Chairman Joint Committee, Box 234, Charleston, S. C. 



It was the desire and intention of the Joint Committee that 
the fact of General Hampton's being invited to Charleston be 
kept a secret until his acceptance had been received, but a few 
days after the in vitation was sent to him it became 
known in the city, and nearly every military command in the 
city tendered its services as an Escort of Honor to General 
Hampton, from the depot to his place of residence. 

On April ] 5th the following letter was received from Gen. 
Hampton, which made glad the hearts of the Committee, and 
when published, their joy was shared by the entire city of 
Charleston : 



DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. ) 

Office of Commissioner of Railroads. f 

Washington, April 34:, 1895. 
Mr. Robert A. Smyth, GerCl Chairman Joint Committee : 

My Dear Sir— The flattering invitation extended to me by 
the Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate 



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Veterans i<» address their organizations, lias been received, 
and Munich 1 had expected never to speak in Smith Carolina 
again, the appeal made to me is in behalf of so noble and 
patriotic a cause, and from such a source, that I cannot refuse it. 

In my native city, and before such an audience as will at- 
tend your meeting, I can feel sure of a hearing, and it will 
give me pleasure to respond in person to your invitation. The 
14th or 15th of May would suit me, if agreeable to you, and 
I beg that you will let me know at what hour the address is be 
made. 

Thanking your Committee not only for their invitation, 
but for the kind terms in which it was given, I am, 

Very truly yours, 

WADE HAMPTOK 



After the publication of this acceptance, every military 
company in the city fell into line and joined the offer of an 
Escort of Honor. It was at first intended to hold this joint 
meeting in the Hibernian Hall, on Meeting street, but on 
account of the great interest taken in it by the general public 
it was deemed expedient to secure a larger hall, and the 
Academy of Music was hired. 

May 14th was selected as the most suitable day, and Gen. 
Hampton agreeing to that date, it was arranged to hold 
the Joint Meeting on Tuesday night, May 14th, 1895. 



HAMPTON DAY. 

MAY 14th, 1895. 

[The following account of General Hampton's arrival, and the 
Joint Meeting, is taken, in the main, from the News and Courier^ of 
May J 5 :] 

" There was no element of uncertainty in the welcome that 
Charleston extended to her distinguished and beloved son, 
Wade Hampton, yesterday. The demonstration was one of 
that peculiar kind that only Charleston can make when the 
city is in dead earnest. Even the weather was in keeping 
with the occasion. In the early morning the bright rays of 
the May sun glinted across the wavelets in the bay dancing 
merrily to the music of the wintry breeze that was wafted 
down from the icy .North, and put a glow of health and happi- 
ness on the faces of the thousands of women and children, es- 
pecially children, who thronged the streets and waited pa- 
tiently for a sight of the man whose name is a household 
word in all the homes of this city. Flags fluttered to the 
wind from housetop and steeple. The militiamen stepped 
lively on the way to the rendezvous and the women and chil- 
dren dressed in brave attire pervaded every avenue and thor- 
oughfare that had been laid down as part of the route of the 
procession." 

" There was music in the air. Five bands arrayed in all the 
panoply of war, music in the ring of St. Michael's chimes, 
their mellow tones rich in the memories of two hundred years, 
music in the whoops and cheers of the thousands of children, 
many of whom were to seethe face of Hampton for the first 
time and all perhaps for the last. And above all there was a 
pathetic motive in the hearts of the few hundred Veterans 
who had followed Hampton on the battlefield and were about 
to see Hampton again perhaps for the last time on earth. " 

" The air of Charleston was tilled with music and the hearts 
of its people filled with gladness." 

THE ARRIVAL IX THE CITY. 



The train bearing the General arrived at the depot on time 
at 6.08 o'clock on the morning of May 14th, and the General's 
car was switched ofi: so as to preclude the necessity of causing 
him to rise so early, and also that of having the grand parade 



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at an hour wo inconvenient that many would have been unable 
in lake pai-t in it. Half-past eight was the hour fixed 
for the departure from the depot, but long before 
that hour large crowds had collected at the depot to catch a 
glimpse of the old hero. At that hour, too, every Veteran in 
the city was at the depot and many entered the car and paid 
their respects before the ceremonies began. 

Shortly after half-past eight the start was made, the Veterans 
of Camp Sumter and Palmetto Guard Camp, lining up on the 
depot facing the General's car, 

A moment later Commandant Virgil C. Dibble, of Camp 
Sumter, stepped from the rear platform of the car and said 
" Comrades, here is Gen. Hampton, You know how to re- 
ceive him." These words had scarcely left Mr. Dibble's lips 
when the old hero appeared on the platform and as lie stepped 
to the ground the " Rebel Yell " pierced the sides once more. 

The General walked with Major Theodore G. Barker, his 
adjutant of thirty-four years ago, past the long Hue of Veterans 
and to his carriage, followed by the other prominent Confed- 
erates and the Committee, who were to ride in the car- 
riages. The troops, composing the Escort of Honor, were lined 
up facing the depot and extending over four blocks. 

As the General appeared at the door of the depot the troops 
presented arms, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Camp 
Moultrie, seventy strong, uncovered, while the cannon's roar 
and the cheers oi the crowds rent the air. 

General Hampton being seated in his carriage, a beautiful 
Victoria drawn by a splendid pair of bays, the order was 
given to " break from the right in columns of fours " and the 
march began. As the troops passed the depot Gen. Hamp- 
ton rose in the carriage with his hat off until all had passed. 

From the moment the procession started, which was like a 
triumphal entry into a city, until the place of residence was 
reached, a route of almost two miles or more, the air was 
never still. Cheer after cheer was sent heavenward in honor 
of the old hero, the greatest son of Carolina. All along the 
streets the people were packed like sardines in a box and the 
cheering was almost deafening. When the corner of Ilasell 
and Meeting Streets, at which stands the St. Charles Hotel, was 
reached, the cheering was so great that the very houses must 
have vibrated, Down Meeting street past the Charleston 
Hotel, and on past St. Michael's Church was like a triumphal 
march, every window being rilled and the pavements packed. 
Around the Battery was a continuation of the ovation. When 
Mr, Bawling Lowndes' residence was reached the troops lined 
up and presented arms as General Hampton's carnage and his 



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personal escort wont by and drew up at the door, Hero Gen 
era! Hampton alighted, and ii was seen that he was so moved 
by the outburst of his people's love, that he was unable to 
speak. 

The salute of the day was fired by a section of the German 
Artillery on Marion Square. The two guns were manned by 
vdteransof the corps, all attired in citizens' clothes. The 
first gun of the salute was fired about S.35 A. M., when a 
mounted officer of the Light Dragoons rode up and reported 
that the escort parade had started out. Thirteen guns were 
fired with the precision of the veterans who had handled the 
pieces at a time when there were cannon to the front of them 
and to the rear of them, and when the air was thick with a 
hail of lead and iron. Before the echoes of the last gun had 
died away in the distance the head of the column wheeled 
from John street into King street and the triumphal march 
was well under way. Around the square and in King street 
both the sidewalks were packed with people, a very large por- 
tion of them being school children. A very marked feature 
of the landscape was the City Orphans, about three hundred 
in number, who were advantageously lined up on the east 
sidewalk, just opposite, and to the left, of the position occu- 
pied by the firing detachment of the artillery. 

As the victoria containing Gen. Hampton and his war ad- 
jutant, Major Barker, came in sight, the artillery veterans, 
who had finished firing the salute and were drawn up in line, 
cannonneers to the front, started the ovation by giving 
" three cheers for Hampton," cheers given with a military 
precision which can only be attained by veterans. This was 
a signal for a general hurrah, the piping voices of the little 
children took it up, and the men and women along the side- 
walks fell in, and that cheer of welcome followed the hero of 
the Lost Cause along the route till it reached Broad street, 
when the musical chimes of historic St. Michael's, which 
means so much to Charlestonians, joined in a peal of wel- 
come that made the welkin ring and that must nave stirred 
the hearts of all true Carolinians. 

The Escort of Honor was composed of twenty military 
companies, two battalions of artillery, one battalion of cavalry, 
the Veterans of the two Camps IT. 0. Y. in the city, number- 
ing over 100 men ; the members of Camp Moultrie ; Sons of 
Confederate Yeterans not parading with their military com- 
panies, numbering 70 men, and followed by the carriage con- 
taining their Sponsor and her maids of Honor ; the Charleston 
Light Dragoons acting as personal escort, and four carriages 



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lillcd with prominent Confederates and the Committee. The 
longest line of march seen in Charleston for many years. 

THE LINE OF MARCH 

was down Chapel street to John, down John to King, down 
King to Hasell, down Hasell to Meeting, clown Meeting to 
the Battery, around the Battery and up East Bay to Mr. 
Lowndes 1 house. 

The troops composing the Escort of Honor were commanded 
by Lieut. John M. Jenkins, 9th U. S. Cavalry, and Com- 
mandant of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military 
Academy. He was assisted by Lieut. A. L. Bristol, Adjutant 
of the "Washington Light Infantry Battalion. 

The order of their parade was as follows : 

Fourth Brigade Band- 
First Regiment, under Capt. E. M, "Whaley. 

Battalion of Cadets, South Carolina Military Academy, 
composed of four companies. 

Battalion of Cadets, Porter Military Academy, composed of 
three companies. 

German Fusiliers Band. 

Second Regiment, under Major Alex. W. Marshall. 

German Fusiliers, Montgomery Guards, Irish Volunteers, 
battalion, under Capt, nenry Schachte. 

Sumter Guards, Carolina Rifles, Palmetto Guards, battalion, 
under Capt. T. T. Hyde. 

Clark's Band. 

Company A, Washington Light Infantry, Company B, "Wash- 
ington Light Infantry, Moultrie Guards, battalion, under Capt. 
J. E. Cogswell. 

Lafayette Artillery, commanded by Capt. DuBos. 

Bavarian Baud. 

German Artillery, composed of two companies, commanded 
by Capt. F, W. Wagener, 

German Hussars, commanded by Capt. F. W. Jessen, 

First Regimental Band. 

Members of Camp Moultrie, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 
under 1st Lieut. Commander- St. John P. Kinloch, assisted 
by 2nd Lieut. Commander John B. Adger, Jr., headed by the 
beautiful Confederate flag presented the Camp by its Sponsor, 
carried by Mr. Eugene IN. Simons, the Color Sergeant. 

Carriage containing Miss Jane Haywood Johnson, the Spon- 
sor of Camp Moultrie, and her Maids of Honor, Misses Ethel 
Dawson, Mary Bryan and Elsie Thompson. 



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Veterans of Cmup Bumtor, Palmetto Guard Camp and 
Visiting Veteran* 

Personal Escort, the Charleston Light Dragoons. 

First Carriage, containing Gen. Wade Jlamol and Mai. 

Then, G. Barker. 

In the carriages which followed Gen.. .Hampton, rode : 

Second carriage — Mr. Robert A. Smyth, General Chairman, 
and Commandant " Camp Moultrie ;" Mr. James G. Holmes, 
Deputy for "The .Daughters;" Major Y, C. Dibble, Com- 
mandant Camp Sumter, and Major G. Lamb Buist, Com- 
mandant Palmetto Guard Cam]). 

Third carriage — Mr. Stephen E. Bell, Committee of 
Arrangements ; CoL Zimmerman Davis, representing the 
Confederate Cavalry ; the Bev. John Johnson, D. D., Chaplain 
of the Meeting ; the Hon. John F. Ficken, Mayor of the city, 
and Capt. Geo. D. Bryan, representing the Confederate States 
Navy. 

Fourth carnage— Mr. W. Turner Logan, Committee of 
Arrangements; Col. W. J. Green, of Fayettoville, N. C, who 
accompanied Gen. Hampton to Charleston ; Major T. A. 
Huguenin, Commander of Fort Sumter 1860 ; tlie Rev. A. 
Toomer Porter, D. D., Chaplain of Company A, Hampton 
Legion. 

KECEIVINO VISITORS. 



The rest of the day after the parade was spent by General 
Hampton chiefly in receiving visitors. The day being pleasant, 
the General sat in the first story piazza of Mr. Lowndes' resi- 
dence. All day long flowers m baskets, in bunches, in trays 
and in waiters kept pouring in. The General read every card 
with the greatest interest, and preserved them all, seeming 
delighted not only with the attention, but also by the beauty 
of the blooms themselves. One of the most exquisite of these 
tributes was a beautiful wreath of laurel with the name of 
" Hampton" in the centre. 

Many of the houses and stores along the line of march had 
flags displayed, and the effect of the scene on the Battery was 
greatly heightened by the appearance of the schooner Luther 
M. Eeyuolds, which was dressed from stem to stern with the 
gayest of bunting. The commander of the Reynolds was in 
Charleston when the first gun was fired, and is an enthusiastic 
admirer of Gen. Hampton. 

The light house schooner, Pharos, Capt. Anderson, was also 
beautifully dressed. 



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THE JOINT MEETING. 

Academy of Music, 

Tuesday Night, May 14, 1895, 9 P. M. 

" The world loves a hero as it loves a lover, for he is the 
greatest of all lovers, the true and loyal spouse of his country. 
Once hi a generation or so, and hut a few times in the life- 
time of a nation, there appears upon the stage of existence a 
man, who stands boldly forth from the ranks of his fellows and 
wins for himself an individuality in his people's reverence. It 
may be in the hour of his country's glory, or of her disaster, 
that his fame is made, possibly in both, but once achieved, it 
becomes henceforth imperishable. Eeverees and adversity 
may follow, yet through every vicissitude of fortune he is 
still the hero, in whom ebbs and flows and centres that 
patriotic fervor and national reverence in which, in times of 
peace, a people's love of country finds its utterance. It may 
slumber in tli3 ashes of a new condition of things, or it may 
smoulder in quiescence while other issues are tried and other 
causes proven, but a spark will set it aflame again, to burn 
with as firece a heat as ever. It is a fire fed by a people's life- 
blood, and every heart-beat maintains it A national hero is a 
national heritage, and the reverence which is laid down with 
the life of one generation is taken up with the birth of 
another, and the reverence of the country's idol is perpetuated 
through the ages," 

"This is something of what the spectators felt and saw 
while they witnessed the great demonstration in honor, oi 
"Wade Hampton which was made at the Academy of Music 
last night. The State's greatest chieftain and typical hero 
was present, and to do him reverence the gallantry and beauty 
bowed before him and then shouted their admiration until the 
walls of the old building shook, and rung again. It was a 
marvellous scene, a great event, an inspiring spectacle ; one 
not equalled in a quarter of a century and one which will 
never be forgotten." 

"The military demonstration of the morning had fired the 
hearts and imaginations of the people. The battles that 
Hampton had fought in peace and war had been lived over 
again in a thousand homes during the day. The Veterans 
heard once more the clangor of the war drum and the blow of 
the bugle, and the echo of the martial music which awoke to 
an ecstasy the patriotism of the people many years ago, was 
heard once more. Old men saw visions of a glory that once 



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was and that might have been, and young; men dreamed 
dreams of deodH yet to come. Charleston Gad waited long 
and in silence for the coming of Hampton, and once in her 
presence her Love, devotion and reverence for all that ne is, 
all that he Im* represented] and all that he does represent, 
burst the ban,ds of conventionality and enveloped the city in 
an enthusiasm which was boundless." 

"This was not fully realized until the audience had assem- 
bled at the Academy of Music last night. The scene was one 
never to be forgotten. The old building was dressed as it 
has never been dressed before. From its roof -tree to its por- 
tals the Committee had decked it in gala-wise costume. 
Bunting, flags, streamers, cut flowers and palmetto branches 
covered the interior of the auditorium. Banners that had 
floated triumphantly over an hundred fields of glory adorned 
the stage, miniature emblems of the cause that was lost waved 
right gallantly from pillar and gallery, the national colors 
were not wanting, and beginning far up against the roof an 
hundred streamers fell in festoons above a sea of faces. Fac- 
ing the stage there was a veritable wall of humanity that 
seemed to spring from the footlights and rise to the very 
rafters. When the seats had been filled the people packed 
themselves into the rear aisles. The capacity of the house 
was taxed to its utmost." 

"The Committee of Ladies of whom Mrs. Geo. D. Bryan 
was Chairman, who decorated the building, had exercised 
exquisite taste coupled with tireless energy. Their work had 
begun with the iron doors which command the entrance to the 
vestibule and it ended with the background of the stage. 
Nothing had escaped them. The walls of the first section of 
the entrance corridor was decorated with palinettoes, the 
second was clothed in a garb of banners. Two enormous 
State flags curtained the inner vestibule. About each of the 
galleries were looped red and white bunting caught about 
each pillar and pinned with a palmetto branch. Gathered in 
the middle of each pillar itself were three small Confederate 
flags. In the center of the first gallery and just above the 
middle aisle portraits of Davis, Lee and Jackson rested against 
a background of garland evergreens." 

"The stage was, of course, the center of attraction. I he 
footlights were lost behind a bank of cut flowers, red and 
white roses, bedded in green leaves, and falling from which 
were graceful festoons oi ribbon grass. The boxes were deco- 
rated with palinettoes. Rising from either side of the stage, 
climbing about the scenery and reaching the center of the 
half-furled curtain, and tlien falling in loops and garlands, 



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were wreaths of rod and white roses. Suspended immediately 
oyer the speaker's stand was a crown of laurel leaves. At 
either side of the stage were stands of colors, among which 
appeared conspicuously the battle flags of Charleston's famous 
military organizations. At the rear of the stage and drooped 
above the door through which Hampton was to "enter was a 
large State and Confederate flag. The house presented a 
beautiful appearance.'* 

"The doors Were not opened until 8.30, but long before 
that tune the corridor was filled with an expectant crowd of 
people. When the barriers were once removed they poured 
into the house in a continuous stream, which quickly filled it. 
The audience represented all Charleston. Fair women, gowned 
after the latest mode, brushed elbows with the old veterans. 
Young and old, men, women, youth and maidens, struggled 
and flocked forward, intent upon the united purpose of doing 
honor and reverence to the man whose history is the State's 
pride and glory." 

The gentlemen who were to occupy the stage were 
gathering behind the scenes in the meantime. When the 
hour for opening the meeting had arrived they were placed as 
follows : * l 



SEATS ON TEE STAGE. 

On the first row on the stage sat the following "-entlemen * 
to the right of the aisle, Major Theodore G. Barker, presid- 
ing over the meeting. On his right Gen. Wade Hampton ; 
the Rev John Johnson, D. D., Chaplain of the meeting 
Major 1 A. Hnguenin, Commander of Fort Sumter ; Gen. 
Samuel McGowan and Col. Edward McCrady, representing 
the Confederate Infantry ; to the left of the aisle sat Mr 
Robert A. Smyth, the General Chairman of the Joint Meet- 
ing, and Commandant of Camp Moultrie; Mr. James G 
Holmes, Deputy for ''The Daughters" ; Major Y. C Dibble 
Commandant Camp Sumter No. 250 U. C. V. ; Col. Zimmer- 
man Davis, representing the Confederate Oaralry: Capt 

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James Simons, representing the Artillery of Hampton's 
Legion ; Col. C. I. Walker, Chain* 
izing Camp Moultrie. 



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On the next row were seated Capt. G. D.Bryan, representing 
the Confederate Navy ; Capt. Eawlius Lowndes, personal aide 
on Gen. Hampton's staff; the Hon. John F. Fieken, Mayor: 
the Rev, A Toomer Porter, D. D., Chaplain of Company A, 
Hampton Legion; the Eev. W. T. Thompson, D. D., Char- 
lam Damp Sumter, U. C. V. ; Mr. A. T. Gmythe, the reprl 



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eentative of "The Daughters" \ the Hon. Charles E.Simon- 
ton and the [Ion. W. II. Brawley; Capt. Charles Inglesby 
and Major Hull T. MeCee, members of the committee for the 
Organisation of Cjunp Moultrie; Major Gei»rge Lamb lluist, 
Commandant of Palmetto Guard Camp ; Dr, F. L. Parker, 
representing the Confederate Surgeons ; Col. Asbury Coward, 
representing the State Military Schools; Mr. John S. Fairly, 
of Gen. Whiting's staff and Mr. J, C. Hemphill, Editor '"News 
»fe Courier." 

On the third and fourth rows sat the representatives of the 
Escort of Honor, as follows: Lieut. John M. Jenkins, U. S. A. 
Commander of Parade ; Lieut. A. L. Bristol, Adjutant of 
Parade ; W. S. Allan, Captain Carolina Rifles ; T. S. Sinkler, 
Captain Charleston Light Dragoons ; Henry Schachte, Cap- 
tain German Fusiliers; F. W. Jessen, Captain German Hus- 
sars; Major Alex. W. " Marshall, W. L. I. Battalion :F, W. 
"Wagoner, Captain German Artillery ; Captain E. M, Whaley, 
Commandant of Cadets Porter Military Academy; T. T. 
Hyde, Captain Sumter Guards ; Julius E. Cogswell, Captain 
Company A, AY. L. I. Battalion ;" W. M. Muckeuliiss, 
Captain Company 13, W. Jj. L Battalion ; R. S. Cathcart, Cap- 
tain Montgomery Guards; David Macmil Ian, Captain Palmetto 
Guard ; James F. O'Gara, Captain Irish Volunteers ; J. M. 
Ward, Captain Moultrie Guards ; Chas. Jj. DuBos, Captain 
Lafayette Artillery ; Mr. Stephen R. Bell and Mr. W. Turner 
Logan, of the Committee of Arrangements for the Joint 
Meeting. 

Standing to the rear of these two sections on the right and 
left of the broad aisle leading down the center of the stage, 
were a detachment of the Charleston Light Dragoons, who 
had occupied the coveted position of personal escort to Genl. 
Hampton in the parade and had that night escorted his car- 
riage to the Academy from his residence. 

The other gentlemen had taken their seats. There was a 
brief pause and at a signal from the General Ohairman-the 
band burst forth into that most appropriate air "Hail to the 
Chief," and Gen. Hampton leaning on the arm of Major Barker, 
and followed by the Rev. John Johnson, D. D., with Mr. 
Rawlins Lowndes, Genl. Hampton's Personal aide, came from 
beneath the State and Confederate flags draped above the 
door at the rear of the stage, and walked down the aisle to 
their seats. At their appearance the applause started with a 
hand-clap, and in an instant rose to a shout, As one man the 
audience rose to their feet. Men waved their hats, gloves and 
canes above their heads and cheered, ladies waved their hand- 
kerchiefs and cried aloud in the excitement of the applause ; 



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and standing thus and shouting its love and esteem for the w 
hero the house remained, He had scarcely been seated ere 
the excitement burst forth again. 

The boxes were filled with ladies. In the proscenium box- 
sat the Sponsor of Camp Moultrie, Miss Jane Haywood John- 
sou with her maids of honor, Hisses Mary JBryan, Elsie 
Thompson and Ethel Dawson ; also 1st and 2nd Lieut. Com- 
manders St. John P. Kinloeh and John B. Adger, Jr., and 
Color Sergeant E. N. Simons of Camp Moultrie, On the 
right of the aisle, directly in front of the stage, sat the Daugh- 
ters of the Confederacy ; to the left of the aisle sat the Sons 
of Confederate Veterans of Camp Moultrie, and directly be- 
hind these organizations sat the Veterans of the U. 0. V. 
Camps of the City, forming as it were, a background for the 
younger organizations. From the boxes to the highest gallery 
the applause rose in one long continued cry of approval. 
When the enthusiasm of the audience had vented itself, 
momentarily, Major Barker rose and said the meeting would 
be opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. John Johnson. 



THE PRAYER, 



O ! God, whose name is excellent in all the earth, and Thy 
glory above the heavens, we humbly invoke Thy blessing on 
this assembly. Help us now to worship Thee in spirit and in 
truth: to seek first in these proceedings, ae in all things, the 
honor of Thy holy name: confessing that we have not loved 
Thee, served Thee nor obeyed Thee as we ought to have 
done: lifting up our hearts and giving thanks to Thee our 
faithful Creator and most merciful Saviour. 

Though we should recall this evening the years when Thou 
didst raise us up and cast us down, when Thou didst rebuke 
us as a people and chasten us with Thy Fatherly hand, may 
wo never unlearn the uses of adversity! May we never 
doubt the love that restrains us as well as 'bestows, that with- 
holds in order to bless, that beams and glows within the veil, 
that shines and warms behind the clouds which hide the Mercy 
Scat ! 

Though once we felt that all things were against us, suffer 
us not to lose our faith in Thee nor place it anywhere but in 
Thee. Though now our thoughts be solemnized in memory's 
sacred chamber of the mind, leave us not, we beseecii Thee, 
without hope, to animate the Soul and stimulate our labors 
for the brighter day ! 



The Joint ftfeclitHf. 



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While ur |nnl< hark over scenes nf pain and sorrow, be- 
reavemenl and dosolation, do Thou, Lord, Bpare its, weak 
creatures in our retrospect! Be not extreme to mark 
what is <l i an rise, but pour into our hearts ttat most excel- 
lent, gift of < Jjharity, the \^vy bond of peace and of all virtue. 
S... with love In thee and love to one another, we shall com- 
fort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward 
all men. So, we shall strive to heal up the scars of war and to 
seek the peace of the land wherein we dwell. 

Grant us, Lord, Thy special guidance in the affairs of our 
own dear State at this time of her great perplexity. Grant 
that we may both perceive and know what things we ought to 
do, and may have grace and power faithfully to perform the 
same. So shall we serve Thee with a glad mind, and in 
abounding peace, giving Thee thanks forever ; and we shall 
always be showing" forth Thy praise from one generation to 
another, through Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer, 
to whom with Thee, Father, and Thee, O Holy Ghost, ever 
one God, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world 
without end. Amen. 



Major Barker then rose. to introduce General Hampton. 
Frequently his address was interrupted with loud and long con- 
tinned applause, and when he referred to General Hampton 
as "the stone which the political builders of 1890 refused, 
«fec.," the entire audience rose and burst into one shout of 
applause, winch lasted for many minutes. 



MAJOR BARKER'S INTRODUCTION. 



Ladies and Gentlemen : Three decades have come and 
gone since tha conquered banner of the Southern Confederacy 
was sadly furled at Appomattox, and Lee and Johnston's 
glorious legions were paroled and dispersed to their im- 
poverished homes. Thirty years of endurance and struggle 
against poverty and political starvation have been encountered 
by the survivors of that heroic drama, but the blighting breath 
of oblivion has not dimmed the memories of those who lived 
in those eventful days, nor weakened the faith of Southern 
women in the religious duty of teaching to Southern youth 
the truth of that grand story of the life and death of the 
Southern Confederacy. Indeed, the farther we are removed 
by the march of years from the days of the great war for 
Southern Independence, the more thoroughly the burning 
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issues of those days have become dead issues of the past, and 
the more absolutely our new conditions accepted, the more 
intense and vivid seems to grow the interest, and the more 
tender the reverence for that sacred past, which was illumined 
by the splendid valor and heroic Bufferings of our dead 
soldiers and the patriotic devotion of the women of the South 

Born of this enduring reverence and holy inspiration the 
two Associations who join hands in this celebration, the 

Daughters of the Confederacy," and the "Sons of Con- 
federate Veterans"— the purpose of whose being is to aid the 
helpless survivors, to preserve the records, to fight the battle 
ol irutn in History, and to keep green the memory of those 
who served the South, and who did their duty hi her days of 
trial, have graced this their inaugural ceremonial by calW 
irom his official labors in Washington City, one truly well 
™ vn *» J°" all— the stone which the political builders of 
18,W refused, but who remains, and will ever remain the 
headstone of the corner in the temple of a grateful people's 

m Hie presence here to-night is at once a benediction and an 
inspiration Loyalty to and love for Wade Hampton is no 
longer an idolatry. It survives as the recalculating and un- 
selfish outpouring of gratitude from the men and women of 
Carolina, who will not let the memory of good deeds die, who 
are true to their own highest ideals, and who deem ingratitude 
a base sin ! 

(Turning to Gen. Hampton : ) Thus ever to you, honored 
sir, the loyal heart of Carolina speaks : 

11 The mother may forget her child. 
She fondled at her knee, 
But I'll remember thee, G-lencnirn, 
And all thou hast done for me !'•' 



HAMPTON WAS THE CRT. 

As Major Barker sat down the shouting began in earnest 
b Ool. Zimmerman Davis rose from his seat with the evident 
intention of proposing three cheers for the old hero, but the 
audience anticipated him, for they rone with .me imp,,]- and 
gave them with a resounding veil that might have been a 
battle cry Gen Hampton had been seated in a large arm 
chair, slightly to the right of the centre of the stage. Burins 
hose demonstrations, and during Major Barker's address, he 
had sat with his head supported by his hand, and evidently 
much attested by the ovation awarded him." 



'. a, ntl Ilumfrfitufi Adtfrrw. 



U) 



"He rose, and nunc slowly forward i-«» the speaker's stand, 
where he began hin address in a voice which gave evidenceoi 
hie profound Feelings. At first lie stood erect, hut as he spoke 
on he came to lean upon the desk. His voice rapidly gathered 
strength, ringing oul clear and strong to the farthest corner of 
the house. The audience could find no adequate expression 
of the enthusiasm which it felt. Every paragraph of the 
speech was punctuated with applause." 

" Gen 1 lampion's reference to himself was the occasion for 
another wild demonstration, and at frequent intervals while 
he spoke the audience shouted aloud its approbation. Such a 
scene has probably never before been witnessed in the Academy 
of Music, and a greater tribute has never been paid to any 
man." 

THE ADDKESS. 

When the nattering invitation from the "Daughters of the 
( ■niifvilri-ury " and the " Sons of ( Confederate Veterans;" 
reached me, it came to me as the bugle call to arms during 
the war j for the objects contemplated by these patriotic organ- 
izations gave me hope that there was " life in the old land yet." 

I had feared that in the hard battle of life which adverse 
fate had forced upon our people, and which made the daily 
struggle for the means of livelihood the pressing and absorb- 
ing duty of all, that the younger generation, who will soon 
take our places here, had grown indifferent to the glorious 
traditions and memories of the past, and that even the sons of 
veterans were becoming forgetful of the undying fame won 
for our State by their fathers. But the action of your socie- 
ties has dispelled that fear and inspired the confident hope 
that our State will take once again and keep forever the proud 
place she held of yore in the sisterhood of States. 

Thus in response to the call on me by your noble organiza- 
tions I have come to bid you God-speed in your noble work, 
and to pray with all the fervor of a patriotic heart that God 
may prosper and bless your efforts, crowning them with the 
success they so richly deserve. Wo cause championed by the 
women of South Carolina can fail — those noble, devoted wo- 
men, always " faithful among the faithless/' the real martyrs 
of the war and the greatest sufferers, they who for four years 
of mortal agony felt that all they had held most precious was 
at stake, all whom they loved better than themselves were 
periling life and all that made life sweet, in defence of the 
State, who never faltered, who never despaired, and who, when 
the end came, worked with a devotion never surpassed, to re- 
deem and save our State. To them, more than to any other 




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class, was due the redemption of the State in 187(1, and if mortal 
hands can save it now, theirs can. Aided as tlicv will he by 
the Sons of Veterans, dead and living, and by other societies 
of similar character, how can they fail in so noble a cause ? 

If I comprehend aright the objects of your association, 
they are to rekindle the latent tires of patriotism among our 
people, to strive to bring them onee again together in peace 
and brotherhood, all striving, as in days gone by, to uphold 
the honor and promote the welfare of* the State, and to instill 
in the minds ot the rising generation a love of country and a 
reverence for the memory of those who made South Carolina 
illustrious in the past. 

To younger hands than those of the remaining veterans 
the destiny of the State must soon be committed, for our 
ranks are day by day u mowed down by the reaper whose 
name is Death," and in a few brief years we must all join 
the great army of our dead comrades who have passed over 
the river and are at rest. 

Those who fell in defence of our State need no prouder 
epitaph than that given by the Spartans at Thermopylae : 

"Go, stranger, at Lacedrcmon tell, 
'T was in obedience to ber laws we fell." 

And the living only ask that their fellow-citizens will do them 
the justice to say that they did their duty to their State 
faithfully, as they saw it. That verdict is the .only compensa- 
tion they seek for their services. It will be the task of your 
organizations and kindred ones, which I trust will be estab- 
lished throughout your State, to preserve the honor and to 
preserve from detraction the memory of those who sacrificed 
everything in the service of the State, and that their task will 
be nobly discharged none can doubt, knowing the patriotic 
hands to which this sacred duty is committed 

You will encounter many grave difficulties in the prosecu- 
tion of your work, but be not discouraged, for it is well wor- 
thy of your labors and your prayers. You will perhaps be 
told that the "Old South "—that South in which we all 
took such just pride— is dead, and that the New South, the 
cardinal principle of which seems to be that the highest ambi- 
tion of many of its advocates is the accumulation of riches- 
should take the place of the Old in our affections. Others 
may say to you that the cause for which so many of our brave 
sons gave their lives was submitted to the stern arbitrament 
of the sword, and as the verdict, against which no appeal lies, 
was rendered against us, the cause for which we fought must' 



til 



Bssarily havebuon wrong. Do not allow J raelves, my 

friends, to be inirdod by that- false doctrine, false to your 
faith, to your State and to your God, which tolls you that 
because of the failure of our cause there was no truth 
or justice in it.. Any human undertaking, however -just it 
may be, may fail, but the everlasting principle of right and 
justice can never be blotted out. A great truth, like the 
< tod-head whence it emanates, is eternal, and it will live " till 
the last syllable of recorded time.'' If we admit that as our 
cause went down in disaster we were only rebels, we shall 
brand our heroic dead as well as the living as traitors, cover- 
ing all alike with deserved infamy. Will the living soldiers 
who followed the Starry Cross on hundreds of battlefields 
ever consent to denounce their dead comrades as traitors ? 
"Will the sons of those veterans ever forget the sufferings, the 
sacrifices, the heroism of their fathers ? "Will the women of 
the South, who for a quarter of a century have tenderly and 
reverently cherished the memory of our dead, ever be wil- 
ling to brand them as " rebels (r Ah I no; these things can 
never be as long as truth, patriotism, honor, virtue and their 
synonym, courage, are respected ; as long as the fame of u the 
men in grey," goes sounding down the ages, as long as the page 
of history is made illustrious by the names of Lee, of Johnston 
and of Jackson. Let me not be misunderstood as speaking to 
re-awaken sectional animosity, now happily dying out, nor of 
counseling one act of disloyalty to the restored Union. I rec- 
ognize, as every true Confederate soldier does, the supremacy 
or the Constitution, the integrity of the Union, and the ob- 
ligations we assumed when our arms were laid down. We of 
the South are now an integral part of the great Republic. 
Its Hag waves unchallenged from the rock-ribbed coast of 
Maine to the Golden Crate of far off Alaska, from the snow- 
capped mountains of the North to the orange groves of 
Florida, and it is the duty of every patriot to make that 
country the lit abode for freemen for all time to coine. 

But I appeal earnestly and reverently for justice to my 
Confederate comrades, dead and living. They discharged 
their duty bravely and nobly, and God alone can judge 
whether they were right or wrong. We are certainly not 
called on to admit that we were in the wrong, and every 
brave man who met us in battle would justly despise us were 
we to do so. The failure of the cause does not necessarily 
prove that it was an unjust one, nor can the denial of a 
truth establish a falsehood. When the torture wrung a re- 
cantation from Galileo, did the earth cease to revolve on its 
axis % Did the river which swept the ashes of Huss to the 



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sea burj in its waves forever the truths he had proclaimed? 
When our Divine Master perished on the cross did the doc- 
trines for which He died die with Him ? 

While we recognize all the obligations imposed on us by 
t he results of the war we certainly are not called on to adiure 
the settled convictions of a life time, to forget all the honor- 
able, glorious memories and traditions of the past, and to 
coyer ourselves with shame by defaming the memory of our 
patriotic dead. J 

Though we have lost much, we can at least maintain our 
sell-respect and preserve our honor so that we can bequeath 
toour children a fair name and unblemished honor. While 
accepting all the legitimate consequences of our defeat we 
claim the right to justify ourselves, to vindicate our motives 
ana to honor our dead. 

By 110 other means can we preserve our self-respect or gain 
that of mankind. By no other means can we escape the doom 
winch awaits the people who sacrifice principle for subservient 
expediency; who abandon their ancient virtues to adopt the 

for gilded servitude. To the State that sells her birthright no 
clay of redemption can ever dawn. 

* * * * * "She shall be bought 

And sold, and be an appanage to those 

Who shall despise her. She shall stoop to be 

A province for an Empire. Petty town 

In Jieu of capital— with slaves for senates 

Beggars for noble?, panders for a people ; ' 

Her sons are In the lowest scale of being 

Waves turned over to the vanquished by the victors 

Despised by cowards for their greater cowardice." 

It is onr duty alike to those who died for us and for those 

who are to take our places in the future that we should strive 

bv every means m our power to justify ourselves. Will history 

vindicate us if we condemn ourselves \ But if we cling stead- 

fastlv to the faith taught us by our forefathers, if we T prove 

worthy of that faith we shall not have fought in vain, for 

though we can ao longer defend our cause with' onr sword, we 

can justify it before the great tribunal of history, mid posterity 

will do us the justice now denied to us. I adjure you, then, 

by all the glorious memories of the past, by all the hopes of 

the future, to dedicate yourselves to the service of your State ■ 

to use every efiort to reunite our people once again in the 

bonds of brotherhood and to bring white-winged peace 

u°,,} fFW 1 us forow - Be steadfast in the right 

flbuu fast." « fo stand or fall, free in thine own arbitrament 



In the 11.1,1 nuIh mI' the SflTACenK a story is li»li I of I hi' heroic 
oonducl of til o mother of one of the caliphs who was besieged 
in Meoea. " When he perceived himself forsaken on all 
sides," said the historian, "ho went to liis mother and said to 
her, 'Oh! mother, the people and even my own children 
luivi' ilcscTli'd mo. My enemies are ready to give me, if I 
will submit, whatever I can desire in this world. What do 
you advise me to doV 'Son,' said she, ( judge for yourself. 
If, as you pretend to be, you know you are right, persevere, 
for your friends have died for the sake of it. But if thou 
choosest the present world- — alas! bad servant — thou hast de- 
stroyed thyself and those who were killed for thee. And if 
thou gayest, ' I stood to the truth, but when my friends declined 
I was weakened,' this is neither the part of an ingenious or a 
religions man. And how long can you continue in the world ? 
Death is preferable.' He took the advice of his mother, and, 
leaving off his armor so as to meet death the more surely, he 
sallied forth and gave his life for the cause he believed to be 
true." 

Centuries have rolled by since the brave words uttered by 
that noble woman were spoken, but they are as true and as 
applicable as they were a thousand years ago. " Judge for 
yourself." 

" If, as you pretend to be, you know that you are in the 
right, persevere in it, for your friends have died for the 
sake of it." Sublime sentiments clothed in noble words, 
inculcating a lesson to the women of the South for all gener- 
ations to come. Let them teach their children that their pa- 
triotic fathers fought for their fatherland ; that they were in- 
spired by as patriotic motives as ever fired the hearts or 
nerved the arms of freemen ; and though our cause has gone 
down in disaster, in ruin, in blood, not one stain of dishonor 
rests upon it. 

If I speak warmly on this subject bear in mind that it is 
one near my heart, for I speak in behalf of my dead com- 
rades ; I speak not for the victors, but for the vanquished ; 
not for those who wear the laurel, but for those whose em- 
blem is our mournful ey press — : 



'I sing the hyinu of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, 
The hymn of the wounded, the beaten, who died overwhelmed in 

the strife ; 
Not the jubilant song of the victors, for whom the resounding ac- 
claim 
Of nations was lifted in chorus, whose brows wore the chaplet of 
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But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in 
heart, 

"Who strove, and who failed, acting bravely, a silent and desperate 
part ; l 

Whose youth bore no flowers on its branches, whose hopes burned in 
ashes away, 

From whose bands slipped the prize they had grasped at, who stood 
at the dying of day, 

With the wreck of their lives all around, unpitied, unheeded, alone, 

With death swooping down o'er their failure, all but their faith over- 
thrown, 

While the voice of the world shouts its chorus— its paean— for those 
who have won — 

While the trumpet is sounding triumphant, and high to the breeze 
and the sun. 

Glad banners are waving, hands clapping and hurrying feet, 
.thronging after the laurel-crowned victors, I atanft on the field of 

defeat- 
In theshadow with those who are fallen and wounded and dyinc-and 

there J 

Chantarenuiem low, place my hand on their pain-knitted brows, 

breathe a prayer, 
Hold the hand that is helpless and whisper ; 

'They only the victory win 
__„ Who have fought the good fight, 

Who have held their faith, unreduced by the prize that the world 

holds on high, 
Who have dared for a high cause to suffer, resist, fight— if need be 

to die.' 

Speak history ! who are life's victors? Unroll your annals and sav: 
Are they those whom the world called the victors-wbo won the 
success of a day I 

The martyrs or Nero? The Spartans who fell at Thermopolsa's 

tryst, * 

Or the Persians and Xerxes, His judges or Socrates? Pilate or 

Christ-?" 
I speak for my comrades 
"Who have held to their faith, uuseduced by the prize that the 

world holds on high, 
Who have dared for a high cause to suffer, resist, ficht-if need be 

to die." 

I speak for brave men nil over the South who held to their 
faith unseduced 3 and for those who proved their faith by giv- 
ing their lives in defence of it. 

It is difficult, if not impossible, for a civilian to compre- 
hend how strong are the ties which, like hooks of stee), bind 
together men who have stood shoulder to shoulder amid the 
storm of battle. These ties are indissoluble, and a soldier 
finds m every true comrade a friend wherever they meet and 
whatever time may have elapsed since they met. Political 
differences may seem to have weakened temporarily the bond 
of comradeship, but the grasp of the hand and the touch of the 
elbow will awaken the memory of the past, and all differences 



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are forgotten, all faults on either side forgiven. These Peelings 
sway all true soldiers when bliey meet together, IV all feel 
that 4( blood is thicker than water." This is as it should, .be, 
for men who wen- once brothers in arms should at least fee 
friends in peace. Such have always been my feelings, and in 
every soldier who was true during the war and has been true 
since 1 recognize a, worthy comrade, hut 1 have only scorn for 
the deserters or renegades. 

It was my fortune to command during the war men from 
nearly every Southern State, and wherever the survivors may 
be scattered, if my voice could reach them, they should know 
how proud I have ever been of their gallant deeds, and they 
might rest assured that they never will be forgotten, and that 
the memory of our dead comrades is cherished by me with 
affection and reverence. In this connection let me say that 
the soldiers whom this city gave to my command never turned 
their backs on me when the Palmetto flag was waving in the 
forefront of battle, and the brave sons of Charleston were 
fighting and dying for the State we all loved so well. As I 
looked over tlie long line of gallant volunteers who did me 
the honor to escort me to-day many sad but proud memories 
thronged through my heart. How could it have been 
otherwise when that glittering and martial array of Charles- 
ton's soldiery, young and brave men, as willing to die in de- 
fence of their State as were their fathers, marched proudly 
through these battle-scarred streets. 

And when the glorious flag which floated in victory oyer 
the fields of Cowpens and Eutaw, which was borne in pride 
during the late war by the Washington Light Infantry, and 
which for more than a century has "braved the battle and the 
breeze" — with not one stain of dishonor to mar its folds — 
met my sight, my thoughts carried me back to the days when 
that gallant company contributed so greatly to the glory of the 
Hampton Legion, In the ranks to-day I saw also other names 
familiar and dear to me, for their were the German Artillery, 
who were as stanch as were their sires in their Fatherland, 
and my gallant comrades of the 4th cav alary. These were 
the men who were willing to light and die for their faith, and 
recognizing to-day the names of these old commands in whom 
I aways placed ' implicit confidence, and which never be- 
trayed that confidence, do yon wonder that I am proud that I, 
too, am a son of Charleston ? Other emotions of pride con- 
nected with the State have stirred my heart I have felt 
pride on many a battlefield when Southern arms were vic- 
torious, but the proudest day of my life was that on which I 
announced to our people, on my return from Washington, 



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that the Federal troops would be- withdrawn from the State 
House, and that Carolinians, the rightful rulers of the State 
ffelt ftlwn™ hereditary authority, so long denied them! 

11 That all my State is free ; 
From East to West, from North to South, 
telle garrisons herself, and tyrants rule no more !" 

I have a right to feel some pride in the result of that mem- 
orable political contest of '76— in my judgment the most 
memorable ever waged on this continent; for home rule, for 
personal liberty and States' rights, for it was my good fortune 
to bear, the standard placed by our people in my hands to vic- 
tory, and whatever Fate may have in store for me, nothing 
can ever deprive me of the honest pride I feel tint I con- 
tributed, in part, to the glorious victory won then by the peo- 
ple of my State. J l 

Would to God they were as united now as then 1 Every 
patriot must re-echo that wish, and everyone should strive to 
bring about this happy result, for <«a house divided against 
itself cannot stand' . I can only hope and pray that brighter 
and happier days may yet bless our State. 

Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Yeterans the 
grateful duty imposed on me by your kindness is discharged, 
all inadequately J fed, but believe me it has been done with a 
heart in full sympathy with your cause and with a high ap- 
preciation of the honor you conferred on me by making me 
your advocate. to 

There is, too, another feeling which has moved me beyond 
trie power of expression, and that is one of gratitude for the 
and greelmg given , to .no, not only here, but on every side, 
by the people of Charleston. My eyes first saw the light in 
this historic city ; my earliest memories and associations are 
connected with it ; my earliest friendships were formed here— 
friendships which in many cases are still dear to me— and 
Here 1 have found triends who have never turned their backs 
on me. It is not strange, then, that I love this old city and 
her people and it seems fit that this, the last occasion on which 
I shall in all probability ever address my fellow citizens of 
faouth Carolina, in public, should be here: My life work for 
Uarolina is finished, and whatever judgment ■shall be passed 
on it, no son of her's over served her with more willing hands 
a more loyal and devoted heart, than myself. My highest 
ambition always was to serve her faithfully, my dearest liope 
to <• live m hearts I leave behind." 



'Pr&mtaUon <\( Flag, 27 

" i iand of my sires, what mortfcl band 

i nu ©'or untie the filial badd, 

Thai, knits me to thy rugged strand? 

K'on mm I view each well-known Heeiie, 

Tliink what is now, or what hath been. 

Seems as to me of all bereft, 

Hole friends, Lhy woods and streams are left, 

And thus T love thee better still, 

Even in extremity of ill. 

And now, my friends, it only remains to me to thank you 
gratefully, to pray that a merciful Clod may bring peace, 
prosperity and happiness to our State and to bid you farewell. 



When the speaker sat down the crowd broke once more 
into vociferous cheers, One lady in the audience rose and 
hurled a hugh bunch of roses at the stage, and this was the 
beginning of a floral bombardment. And while these bouquets 
and baskets of flowers were being sent and thrown to the 
stage the audience were standing on their feet, waving hats 
and handkerchiefs and shouting aloud its approbation. 



THE PRESENTATION OF THE FLAG TO 
" CAMP MOULTRIE." 



In the meanwhile, midst the deafening applause, Major 
Barker retired from the stage, but soon reappeared escorting 
Mrs. J. W. Lewis, President of the Ladies' Worlds Fair Club 
of Charleston, closely followed by a member of the Charleston 
Light Dragoons bearing the large and beautiful silk State Flag 
which had been exhibited at the Fair, and was now to be pre- 
sented to " Camp Moultrie," by the ladies of this Club. Mrs. 
Lewis handed the flag to General Hampton and requested him 
to present it to " Camp Moultrie," 

As the General again stepped forward, Mr. Robert A. 
Smyth, Commandant of ** Camp Moultrie " rose from his seat 
to receive it, and General Hampton in presenting it said : 

" Mk. Smyth : I am charged with the very grateful duty of 
presenting this flag, which was displayed at the World's Fair 
at Chicago, and made by the ladies who represented our State 
then, and given by them to the Sons of the Yeterans. I can 
only say to them that if they will live and work, and if need 
be, light as their sires did, they will be worthy sons of those 
men who have niadr South Carolina illustrious. I present to 
you, sir, in the name of these ladies, and for your organization 



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this flap;. Kemeniber that it 



Car 
nished 



<'!/■ 



symbolizes the honor of South 



ohim, and die for it before you allow that honor t<> bo tar 



In accepting this gift on behalf of « Camp Moultrie," Mr. 
bmyth said V ■ ' 

" Mrs. Lewis and Ladies, General Hampton and Gentle- 
men - It is a great honor that lias been conferred on " Camp 
Moultrie in selecting her as the recipient and guardian of 
this beautiful flag, and we feel like the young knight whose 
vows have been recorded and who is now invested by beauty 
and. by valour with the insignia of his high calling 

(Turning to Mrs. Lewis.) We thank you, the representa- 
tive of our ladies, for this great act of confidence in our loyalty 
you have manifested by entrusting this flag to our keeping, 
lurmng again to General Hampton.) And to you, the gal- 
lant hero, who has illustrated in life and in action those 
^toafctttt* principles towards which we have been taught to 
aspire, we tender our sincere and grateful thanks Your 
presence and your words are an inspiration to us, and will 
stir us up to higher thoughts and nobler deeds. 

And now on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans 
who have associated themselves into "Camp Moultrie," we 
pledge you that tins flag will be cared for by us and guarded 
as our choicest possession. 

Color Sergeant ! In your keeping I place this nag, as you 
have been appointed by the Camp for this sacred trust. Place 
the flag by the side of our Sponsor, and guard it well. 1 " 

At this command Mr. Eugene K Simons, the Color Ser- 
geant, came forward to the front of the stage, and took the 
fla& placing it by the side of Miss Johnson, the Sponsor 
while the band played " The Bonny Blue Fla*/ ? l ' 

At the conclusion of this incident, when the strains of the 
music had died away, the Rev. Dr. Johnson, the -Chaplain 
pronounced the benediction. l % 

After this the General held an informal reception on the 
stage lasting nearly two hours. Thus ended the greatest, day 
Charleston lias ever known. J 




THE MAN WE WELCOMED ON MAY 14TH, 1895, 



HAMPTON, THE HEKO OF MANY FIELDS, SAVIOK 
OF THE STATE. 



His deeds described, his character portrayed by loving 
pens. As Warrior, Peacemaker, Statesman and Planter, alike 
distinguished and renowned 1 The man all true South Caro- 
linians admire, and whose fame they will transmit to their 
posterity as a proud inheritance. 



Wade Hampton, 



h'oiri: FEARS OK I'M OH TING. 



Tiik story of Hampton's Career in the War for Southern 
Independence. 



[From the News and Covrier..'] 

A man of inherited wealth, owning large possessions in 
Mississippi and South Carolina, entitled to choose a life of 
leisure, a gentleman of literary culture, the determination of 
his native State in 1860* to exercise her Constitutional right 
to secede from the Union found Wade Hampton ready to 
obey the call of South Carolina to arms in her defence, not- 
withstanding the previous attitude he had held as a Conserva- 
tive in politics on the question of secession. 

In May, 1S6I, having obtained authority from the Confede- 
rate Government to raise a body of troops composed of three 
arms of service, viz., infantry, cavalry and artillery, acting 
together under the designation of a legion, Colonel Hampton 
proceeded to organize the Hampton Legion. Six companies 
of infantry, four companies of cavalry and eventually two 
companies of artillery were enrolled under Wade Hampton as 
Colonel, Benjamin II. Johnson as Lieutenant-Colonel, J. 13. 
Griffin as Major, Theodore G. Barker as Adjutant, L. L. Good- 
win as Quartermaster and Thomas Beggs as Commissary. 

THE LEGION ORGANIZED. 

Iu June, 1861, the six infantry companies with Colonel 
Hampton and Lieut. Col. Johnson and the Staff, departed 
from Columbia by rail for Richmond, Va., and followed later 
by the four companies of cavalry under Major Griffin and a 
battery of artillery under Capt. Stephen D. Lee went into 
Gamp of Instruction near Richmond, where they remained 
until the orders were issued about June 18, 1861, to proceed 
to Manassas Junction, the infantry by rail, the cavalry and ar- 
tillery by dirt road. 

The infantry, after three days and two nights spent on the 
cars, without one day's cooked rations, were landed at Manas- 
sas on Sunday morning, July 21, about daylight. After a 
hurried and very slim breakfast orders were received by Col. 
Hampton to proceed to the left of the Confederate line on the 
Hull Run, and to march £,, in the direction of the firing." This 
brought the command about half-past 9 o'clock A. M., within 



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range of the Federal artillery filing upon the 'plateau, upon 
which the main battle of the day was fought, around the now 
historic farms known as that of the free negro Robinson, on 
the eastern side of the Centreville turnpike, and that of the 
Henry House, a little to the southeast of the Robinson House, 

OVER SEVEN HOURS UNDER FIRE, 

This plateau was the pivot around which the flank move- 
ment of the Federals was wrapped like the fold of a serpent 
and upon which from 9:30 A. M. until 5 P. M. the Hampton 
Legion remained under constant lire of musketry and artil- 
lery, the fire or the enemy, who occupied the fields on the 
west of the Centreville turnpike, proceeding without intermis- 
sion and striking the Legion, posted in the turnpike, at first 
from its right obliquely and in front, and afterwards obliquely 
from its left and rear. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson was killed about 10:30 A. M. 
in the turnpike- The Legion held its position in that road 
until about 2 o'clock when it was withdrawn under per- 
emptory orders conveyed by General Barnard E. Bee, and or- 
dered to retire from the liobinson House and hill across a 
ravine to a position then occupied by the brigade under com- 
mand of (iencral Jackson, and where Jackson's brigade was 
christened " The Stonewall Brigade " by General Bee's his- 
toric speech made in rallying other troops upon the plateau, 
pointing to the place : "There stands Jackson like a stone- 
wall." Colonel Hampton marched his command across the 
ravine and up the slope of the bill between the guns of Jack- 
son s artillery and formed on the right of Jackson's line of in- 
fantry. 

In its new position Beauregard's line now being forced to 
the rear, the Legion was fired upon from its rear and right 
flank by the enemy posted in a piece of woods. It tlien 
joined in the charge ordered by Beauregard in the direction of 
the Henry House, which overlooked the stone bridge at the 
Junction of the turnpike from Centreville and the road lead- 
ing from Manassas Junction to Sudley Ford, which crosses the 
turnpike at the stone bridge. 

Tins charge was checked in the rear of the Henry House 
and the Confederate line was reformed and made a second 
charge upon the enemy, who had already crossed the turn- 
pike and the Sudley Ford road and had planted artillery at 
the slope of the hill upon the top of which the Henry 
House was situated. 



aae 



[AHFTOn'B kiust W01 nil 



At bills point Col. Hampton received his first wound from 
a buckshot in his left temple, and was taken to the rear, leav- 
ing the Legion under command of Capt. Janice Conner, of 
Company "A," "Washington Light Infantry. 

Col. Hampton and the Legion received from Gens. Joseph 
Johnston and Beauregard nigh praise for the tenacity with 
which it held the position and the gallantry displayed by the 
officers and men on that eventful day. It made a reputation 
which was never lost or dimmed throughout the four years 
of war which followed. 

After that first great battle, in which Col. Hampton and 
his command received their baptism in war, other troops were 
added to Col. Hampton's command enlarging his force to the 
compass of a brigade, which was stationed during the rest of 
the year, 1861, and the winter of 1801-1802 on the line of the 
Occoquan or lower Bull Hun. The cavalry and artillery 
which did not reach Manassas in time for the fight was sta- 
tioned with the infantry to guard that line. 

AGAIN WOUNDED AT SEVEN PINES, 



Time will not permit us to follow Col. Hampton's career 
throughout the war. He commanded a brigade m the Seven 
Pines light, where he was again wounded. During his re- 
covery the war department determined to adopt the plan of 
brigading the troops according to their respective arms. The 
infantry of the Legion was left -under the command of CoL 
Hampton and Lieut. Griffin and Major James Conner, who 
were promoted after Lieut, CoL Johnson's death ; while the 
artillery of the Legion was detached from it and brigaded 
with other artillery. The cavalry, under Major Calbraith 
Butler, was brigaded with other cavalry. 

When the seven days' battle around Richmond were com- 
menced Col, Hampton was without a command until put in 
command of another brigade. Soon, however, Col. Hampton 
was made brigadier general and put in command of a brigade 
of cavalry, composed of Butler's regiment, (of which the four 
companies originally of the Legion were part, and which was 
known as the 2d South Carolina cavalry,) of the 1st South 
Carolina cavalry, under Col. Black, the Cobb Legion, of 
Georgia, the 1st North Carolina cavalry, the Jeff Davis 
Legion, and to this brigade was attached a battery of Hying 
artillery, afterwards known as " Hart's Battery." 

In August, 1863, Gen, Hampton was made general of cav- 
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Echoes from Ilmnphm Day. 



airy, and assigned to the command of a division formed of his 
old brigade, under Brigadier-General Uut.Ier, and ml,„<- bri- 
gades. 

Gen. Hampton remained major-general in command of this 
division throughout all the operations oi the cavalry of the 
Army of Northern Virginia, until some time after the deatli 
01 Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, who liad commanded the cavalry 
corps, composed of Hampton's division. Fitz Lee's division 
and W. H. F, Lee's division. 

A GKAVE RESPONSIBILITY THEUST UPON HIM. 

The orders of Gen, Lee provided that each division should 
report directly to the headquarters of the army, but when act- 
ing together m the field the divisions should all be under the 
command of Hampton as senior major-general. 

The arrangement was unwise, in this respect, that it left no 
opportunity for Gen. Hampton to become acquainted with the 
other troopa^of his own division while in action, and threw 
them when m active operations as strangers to him under his 
orders. It was unjust to Gen. Hampton in that it made him 
responsible, when engaged in critical operations, for the effi- 
ciency of the troops thus thrown under his command when he 
had had no previous familiarity with the troops or they with 
him. It was calculated to excite the jealousy and want of 
trust of the other division commanders, "and was ill-calculated 
tor successful work. 

That such an arrangement should have been permitted by 
Gen. Lee is evidence that he had not then learned to know the 
value of Gen. Hampton as an officer fitted to command a 
corps of cavalry, and to trust his capacity for handling a 
corps. It caused an awkward and uncomfortable delay in 
that promotion which his division felt he was entitled to at 
otuart's death. 

BATTLE OP TBEVIIXIAN'S STATION. 

Such was the situation when the important battle of Tre- 
Tilhans Station was fought on the 11th and 12th days of 
June, 1864. J 

To appreciate the importance of the battle of Trevillian's 
btation it is necessary to consider the situation of Gen Lee's 
army, below Richmond and Petersburg, dependent lor its sup- 
plies upon the railroads running into Richmond from Gor- 
donsville, Charlottesville on the north, from Staunton and 
Lynchburg to the west, and the south side railroads from 



DanVille and fche intermediate country on the south of the 
Jamea River. In the valley of the Shenandoah the Federal 
Gen. Hunter, was moving towards Staunton and Lynchburg 
with a strong force, Sheridan with a large force of cavalry 
and artillery, with a pontoon train and all appliances for 
effective operations, was on the north side of the Pamunsky 
River, on the right of Grant's army, (as it faced Gen. 
Lee) while Speer's, Wilson's and Kontz's cavalry forces were 
collected on Grant's left below Petersburg. 

It was afterward understood that a grand combined move- 
ment had been planned by which Sheridan would move on 
Gordonsville and Charlottesville breaking up Lee's railroad 
communication and, joining with Hunter, bear down upon 
Lynchburg, while Speer's, Wilson's and Kontz's cavalry 
should pass around Lee's right flank, break up the railroads on 
the south side and unite with Hunter and Sheridan at Lynch- 
burg. 

Ii the movement had been successful the whole country 
from which Lee's army was supplied would have been in tbe 
possession of the enemy, and all Lee's communications been 
broken up, and the probable result would have been the 
forced evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg by Lee, with 
Grant's whole force in his front, and nothing for General Lee 
to fall back upon between Richmond and the mountains. 

On June 8, 1864, General Hampton, having reported to 
General Lee that Sheridan had crossed thePamunky, received 
orders to take two divisions of cavalry to oppose Sheridan. He 
moved rapidly with his (Hampton's) division from the south 
side of the James River, below Richmond, so as to interpose 
his command between Sheridan and Gordonsville and Char- 
lottesville, and in two days' march reached Green Spring 
Valley, throe miles from Trevillian's Station, on the night of 
June 10. Hearing that Sheridan had crossed the North Anna 
at Carpenter's Ford, General Hampton determined to attack 
him at daylight. 

The road on which Sheridan was moving at a few miles 
from the river passed a point known as Clayton's Store, from 
which point the road continued west to Trevillian Station, 
and thence on to Charlottesville ; another road ran north to 
Gordonsville, and a third ran south to Louisa Court House. 

General Fitz Lee's division had been directed to follow 
Hampton, and was reported at Louisa Court House. General 
Hampton ordered Butler's brigade, reinforced by Young's 
brigade, to move down the road from Trevillian's Station to- 
wards Clayton's Store, and attack the enemy at daylight, 
which was done. 



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Rosser was ordered to guard the road from Clayton's Store 

to Gordonsville. Fitz Loe was ordered !,( >ve down the road 

from Louisa Court House towards Clayton's Store, and form 
a junction with the right of Butler's line, which was done. 

Butler's command was soon heavily engaged and drove 
back Sheridan's main force into their works, which they had 
thrown up. "While driving the enemy with Butler's and 
Young's brigades a brigade of Federal cavalry under Custer 
made a singularly bold movement, and managed to get be- 
tween Butler's right and Fitz Lee, and to reach the road be- 
tween Trevillian's and Louisa Court House, where lie secured 
a position with cavalry and artillery, completely in rear of 
Butler and Young's line. Rosser was sent for and Butler 
was ordered to fall back. This was done under heavy fire 
from Sheridan, who instantly pressed forward, and the brigades 
under Butler and Young were at the same instant fighting 
Sheridan, who was pressing behind them, and Custer in their 
front. 

These commands suffered heavily, and many men were 
killed, wounded or captured. 

Rosser came up and promptly engaged Custer, driving him 
back and relieving the pressure upon the other two brigades. 

This closed the first day's fighting at Trevillian's. 

On the second day General Hampton threw two brigades 
of his division across the roads leading from Trevillian's to 
Gordonsville and Charlottesville and awaited Sheridan's 
movement. When General Fitz Lee joined him his divisiou 
was moved to the left of the line. In' the afternoon the at- 
tack was made by Sheridan with his main force dismounted 
upon the center of the line occupied by Butler's brigade, and 
a series of infantry charges were made by Sheridan without 
his gaining an inch of ground. Attack was made by Fitz Lee 
on the left at the same time that those of the enemy were ro 
pulsed by the troops in the center, and the enemy fled in con- 
fusion, when night came and pursuit was impossible. By day- 
light he had withdrawn entirely, and, recrossing the North 
Anna, was in full retreat, leaving his dead and many of Ins 
wounded on the field. 

As Sheridau had the means of recrossing the river with his 
pontoons at any point between Trevillian's and the White 
House on the lower Pamunky with a largely superior force, 
and having a whole night's start, it was impossible to follow 
him on the north side of the river, which he had crossed. 
General Hampton moved his command down the right bank 
of the Forth Anna, and attacked the enemy at the White 
House, whence he retreated to the James Kiverj and was 
ferried across in boats behind the lines of Grant's army. 



tttlr Hampton. 

In no operation during the war did the high qualities of Gen- 
eral Hampton show more conspicuously than in this perform- 
ance;. The indomitable spirit with which, after a day of disap- 
pointment and disaster, he gathered up the broken fragments of 
the brigades which had suffered, and with which he took tip 
his position and held it during the night and the next day, the 
judgment with which he selected his position and the spirit 
with which he inspired his men were unsurpassed. 

After this there was no longer any doubt in General Lee's 
mind as to whether this civilian from South Carolina, this 
Mississippi planter without military training or West Point 
education, this man with no preparation for grand tactics be- 
yond his woodcraft and practice in deer and bear hunting 
could be trusted with the handling of the cavalry corps. 

The well-earned promotion which was his due soon followed 
and Wade Hampton was made Lieutenant-General and put in 
command of all the cavalry of Northern Virginia, This posi- 
tion brought General Hampton necessarily into closer rela- 
tions with General Robert E. Lee than had been possible in 
his previous career, and with these nearer relations begjan an 
appreciation which rapidly ripened into abounding confidence 
and implicit trust, which continued to the end of the war, and 
which lasted until General Lee's death, relations as grateful to 
General Hampton as they are in themselves proof of the title 
he earned to be regarded as a great cavalry leader and one of 
the great generals of the Confederacy. 

Theodore G. Barker, 
Major and A. A. G\, Hampton's Cavalry. 



SANS PEUft, SANS REPROOIIE. 



WHAT THE WOMEN OF CAROLINA THINK OF WADE HAMPTON. 




(From the Neivs cfe Courier.) 



Hero worshipping by nature sprung from a hero worship- 
ping people by every tie of devotion bom of a common in- 
lentance, common pride in our birth right as Carolinians, 



::.•; 



Echoes from Hampton /hi/. 



common memories of tri phs, „l ioys, of woe, of victory 

< and defeat, but thank God, We.- oF^L „ , do we Oa o S 
women glory m our hero, Wade Hampton. M 

told ti n? W 'S 7 ?T e thrffls us as we remember tales 

told us at our mothers' knees of the quiet virtues shown in 
the boyhood of the great man-of Ins having who a mere 
ad perilled his life to save from fire the dwelling and s op of 
lZVZt h ° T ~™ hiS 1 ea ^ l 5Ureuanee of rig" and avoid' 

hold of S ^T' Wh6r i, '? ,der ' With his f00t °" the thres- 
iioid of Europe, with every thing combined to give him ideas 

ure and excitement, the news readied him tJ.a" one he oved 

at home had met with a sore bereavement, how he turned Ms 

Atlant.0 to come home to cheer and comfort that bereaved 
*&» iftft^" 8aid a ^ who loved him, 

AS THE SOLDIEH OF THE LEGION. 

Can any of us forget the swelling of heart with which we 
saw him standing m the yard of the railway station wit Us 
grey-coated legion around mm ready for their journey to the 
S 1 V V' glnm ' w,,il f * h0 ,nan of <*od besidi him" with J 
if ted hands commended him to the God of battles ? The , 
when the news of the fight came, our faces never banc! e d 
our lips never quivered, for we knew the men into whose 

Sit, th f .I'T 1 '^ S0Uth 0arolina was entrusted and we 
knew hat if the Palmetto flag were fonn.1 lying in the dust 

And never was trust better fulfilled. The tiding came 
that our men were falling, that the blood of SoiSXE 
was being poured forth like water. Our hearts were Weefi 

life and wo'l 5? 5ft !^f nQt ' f ° V ll0 " w was d eater fi 

htA il If l h ° h ° n r ° f tho S,Jlt(! waa safo "> the 

Hands of the men that were ed bv Wade Hamilton Tl,„ 

Come and afterwards m Ins own modest way he himself 

ne did io tdX ° rde T d ^ mG1 \ t0 8» i,lt0 Mace Xre 
ne am not lead them. And we said "God bless our Hero" 
when we heard that in the hottest fury of t he % he ™ 
S horn ° t teachi "^ ? f '* * and" to the Kdi£, To 
1 > J ?L n ° Word , of P™ fai % ™s ever heard to pass 
Ca^np a woman wa« a sacred tiling in liis 



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lie thoughts grow too tender for words us the memories 
coins, of the handsome, gallant brother, whom Wade Hamp- 
ton saw Html, duwii by his side while he fought on ; of the 
light that faded out of the beautiful violet eyes and the ineffa- 
ble smile that was frozen on the lips of Preston Hampton, 
while the father placed a last kiss on the brow of the boy who 
lay in the arms of his wounded brother, dying for South Caro- 
lina. And the father stayed on the battlefield until the day 
was done, fighting for us. Is our love for "Wade Hampton 
foolishness ? 

Then, when the war was over, for the last time he put on 
his grey uniform to appear at the wedding of his daughter 
and put her hand in the left hand of a man whose right arm 
was buried in Virginia. 

Only once more will the great cavalry leader wear the uni- 
form of the Confederate Army. 

Hampton's home neae Columbia* 

Near Columbia is an odd shaped, quaint looking little cot- 
tage — the only place which Hampton can call home. From 
the debris of liis beautiful home burned to the ground by 
order of Gen. Sherman, he with the help of his former slaves 
contrived to build that humble cottage. Curiously enough as 
a room was added here and there, it assumed the shape of a 
cross. So it is significantly called by Hampton's friends 
"The Southern Cross." One woman values among her most 
precious treasures, a small glove box made from a cedar tree, 
which once stood in front of General Hampton's old home. 
The tree was destroyed by the same fire which ruined the 
dwelling. The box was' fashioned by the General's own hands 
and given to its owner with the remark : He hoped she would 
think him more successful at construction, than his enemies 
thought he had been at "reconstruction." 

After the war. part of General Hampton's days were spent 
in this little cottage, and part on his plantation in Mississippi, 
striving with as much fortitude and courage to meet and bear 
tho disappointments and vicissitudes of life, as he had met the 
fortunes and reverses of war, ready always to come to the 
front when South Carolina needed his voice or pen. 



THE DAYS OF 



'76. 



The days of 1 876 came. He redeemed the State from the 
worst tyranny that ever scourged a people. The Greeks ban- 
ished Aristides, poisoned Socrates, degraded Epaminondas, and 
the mob of South Carolina put aside Wade Hampton, 




Echoes from Hampton Day, 

"For one so true 
I here must be other, uobler work to do." 

shieldT "si?* ^ JS f01 ' tlle State > bu * *«« word on her 

or Wade fcton and ThT* be,i< r &ere is 7 et a f ^re 

and all £ %$£&!&*» «« and ~» ^° love him 

Keeping watch above His own 

Isabel D. Martin, 



HAMPTON AS A FAKMEB. 
[Prom the News and Courier.'] 

is g-jhjd f ee D in e^ctfXa^llf ^^ 
* one , nan in the State of South OaShia enled t fsttl 

IS™ high-toned liberal, hospitable and ZC 

r t^^^fS' was open to * ** ~& 

wXdS^^i? " aU ?. ton >. w <* "" worthy son of a 
SkipwitlA Landing waa one^Ltneet SJSi &X' 



perhaps the equal of any in the world. Ed' did not, like tnatrv 
gentleman plan tor a, loavo everything to hia oversoor. No, bs 
close attention to detail, and his. practical business methods 
were the secret of his success. His kind treatment and atten- 
tion to his negroes was proverbial, and had much to do with 
the kind feeling and regard manilested to him by the colored 
people, who, even in the dark days of the carpetbaggers, loved 
and honored him. 

The present generation, many of whom have only known 
Mm for his war record, and as the man who redeemed bis 
State in 1876, have little idea that his reputation as a soldier 
and a statesman is due to the effect of that plain, common 
sense, calm, cool judgment that has ever distinguished him. 

His close attention to his planting interests would no doubt 
have enabled him to triumph over the results of the war, had 
not the destruction of his cotton, the crops of several years — 
destroyed to prevent its capture— left him with a heavy debt 
which ultimately forced him to give up his lands to liquidate. 

ISTo better testimonial to the good judgment, high character, 
and universal confidence in the man could be named, and the 
fact that he was the acknowledged referee and umpire in 
nearly every misunderstanding or difficulty occurring in our 
community. His advice was sought as one whose recommen- 
dations were honorable, and never without the best results. 

Columbia, S. C. G. 



AN INCIDENT OF WAR TIMES. 

" General, for Goo's sake don't leave me, I want to die 

with YOU." 

[From the hewn and Courier,] 

While others sing of arms and battlefields, I bring to twine 
with the laurel leaf a simple flower, one of those gentle deeds 
characteristic of the tender heart of the man, whom we this 
day delight to honor. 

In the summer of 1893, a clergyman, widely known through- 
out the State, and universally beloved, was travelling to Iris 
summer house in the mountains in a private conveyance, and 
as night drew near, stopped at a country house and asked for 
shelter. This was readily granted by the hospitable ownen 

During the evening the conversation turned on affairs 



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Echoes from Hampton Day, 



political and otherwise 

Confederate army and'th™ » \ g "P"? ™ l,,l,l Berre(3 »' *« 

fever. An order fame to LT toe Vefy m Wlth ^P^id 
tb-t part of ^S^SSS^P Md "** fcl % 

moving the patient TU^utl ? S , to the possibility of 

eluded^ CDoetor had fold Z P < T rl f Md ' con " 
most likely die, and he must be of nT" 1 J^ 1 * would . 
looked up into I,i s face S iff n ">£ the General, he 
claimed: « General for Pi' f "," ? f W%i and W 
to die with you"' ' G ° d 8 Sake don * lea ™ me,' I want 

-d "the Doctor Sto'S *, S^ V^f "«* 

the sick so dier " and 1m +am* ■*? a V' rh e host was 

owed his life to the skill nd a UenS,' %T W 6 i,0W he 

tender and faithful ktoSSrfSS^.^ ^ £**» 



HTTREAH FOE HAMPTON ! 

[Greenvilte {S . C.) News, Editorial May mth, 1S 9S.J 

the T m ag S „i£ e „ f t feTeSi^v the?/ 8 P"ft| t0 ° Wlesto " *» 
Hampton on Tuesday P e °P^of that city to General 

and^Zn^tfti^r ^ \^ A ° f ^ <% 
"die honoredterself g Hampton-her son by birth- 

than Staffing Stent !"f ' "° T WU1 Sta » d *W* 
whiter than his ^P* "' Il ° fo ™ will stand brighter or 

all her sons may emSa^d" S^SfouLw Wpto "^ 
He » one man who has never wavered or dodged or 



Wade II 



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avoided his duly anywhere or in any emerf^ncy, who hae 
never sought, his' own interest, who has been true to bis State 
and her people in nil circumstances and conditions. 

Gen, Hampton is not a politician. lie is not an orator or 
statesman even. He is a big hearted, big souled, true, manly, 
brave man, faithful to his friends, his State, Ins cause and 
himself. He does not understand stooping that thrift may 
follow fawning. Loving his State and people, he would not 
yield even to the majority of the peopie when he thought 
they were wrong, lie let everything go, honors, place, 
power, "fortune and all, rather than yield one inch of princi- 
ple or humiliate himself to ask one particle of favor from 
his foes. 

Time and time again he has offered life, fortune, all that 
men hold dear to the honor and protection of South Caro- 
lina, lie has given the State the best years of his life, the 
best thoughts of his "brain, the pure and intense love of his 
heart, all the energy and power with which nature endowed 
him. He has asked nothing, he has made no unmanly com- 
plaints, he has carried himself with unfailing dignity and un- 
flinching courage; and with unsullied name through all the 
varied and trying situations in which the fortunes of war and 
and the changes of politics have placed him. 

He is a man who can be held up before coming generations 
of South Carolinians and before all the world as an illus- 
tration of the State's manhood, as a representative of her 
chivalry and strength and dignity, every inch a man, without 
fear or reproach ; a soldier, gentleman and South Carolinian 
of the best type. 

"We are glad all Charleston turned out to do him honor* It 
is good to know that his loyal heart was gladdened by assur- 
ances of the continued love of people for whom he has done so 
much. We like to think of him once more going between 
lanes of cheering South Carolinians with every eye lighted with 
love for him, with his badges shining on the breasts of the men 
and women, and the babies held up to see him go by. 

It was a splendid ovation by a splendid people to a splendid 
man. We know that it made Gen. Hampton happy. We know 
that the cheers that sounded in the streets of Charleston, and 
rang through the crowded theatre there as the mass of people 
rose to shout their greeting to the sturdy old hero, will be 
echoed in loyal and loving hearts from one end of South Caro- 
lina to the other, from Savannah to Catawba, from swamp and 
coast and pinelands to the crests of the Blue Ridge Mountains 



Eohmfrom Hampton, Hay. 
WADE HAMPTON IN CHARLESTON. 

™ m *™"™> 0, THB 8TATE 8AY AB0DTHI8 EB0BKT 
BOYAL WELCOME. 

1876 is deeemng of all the hVors shown hi™ 2 that oetioa 
t-^m ^ "Pickens Sentinel") 

(/»« £fc «& Matthews' Bemld.") 

memory of the Sand oM £ ? ™ F lad *? know that «» 
State 3 his birfh in Sm R W n0 £ T e - d f d in this > &» 

his coming among us will not be hailed with delight 
(Awm the "Anderson Intettiaeneer.") 

mmmm 

{From the" Charlotte (W. O.) Observer? of Mmj 15 , 1895) 
feceiw.,1 ll ■ S T ° f * hM or antecedent time has ever 



APPENDIX 



CONTAINING 

LETTERS RECEIVED 

BY 

CAMP MOULTRIE, SONS OP CONFEDERATE 
VETERANS, 

CONCERNING THE 

HAMPTON CELEBRATION. 



Cashier's Vau.i.y, N. C, Juno ttrd, IH'.itf. 
$ws o/" Confederate Veterans, Oha/rmton^ 8. C. 

Dear Gentlemen ; — The echo of that outburst of loving 
feeling to our Brother, Charleston's son, was so hearteome ana 
true that it reached even unto the fastnesses of these far-away 
mountains and brought to us, who love him, the deepest grati- 
fication. To him there never has been a prouder moment, 
and well may he have appreciated in the fullest degree the 
honor tendered him. The bear's of the young and the old 
beating out to him the love they bore him. 

May we thank you for the ovation and send our best wishes 
for each member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and say 
we pray they may become "like unto the precious Sons of God, 
comparable to line gold." 

Yours truly, 

Kate Hampton. 



Camp Sumter, No 250, U. C. Y. \ 

Charleston, S. C, June 18, 1895. J 

Mr. Stephen R. Bell, Adjutant Gamp Moultrie, 8ons of Con- 
federate Veterans, Charleston, 8. C 

My Dear Sir ;— At a meeting of Camp Sumter, No 250, 
U. C. V., held on the 16th of May, 1895, a unanimous vote of 
thanks was tendered to Camp Moultrie, Sons of Confederate 
Veterans, tW inviting (ion. Wade Hampton to visit Otir City, 
and for the admirable manner your committee arranged for his 
reception and entertainment wnile here. 

The Veterans of our Camp are truly thankful to you for 
once more affording them the pleasure of looking into his face, 
shaking his hand, and, above all, for the privilege of hearing 
liis eloquent address, so timely in this hour of Carolina's sore 
distress. 

Again thanking you all on behalf of Camp Sumter, I am 

Very respectfully, 

J. "W. Ward, 
Adjutant Camp Sumter, U. C, Y, 



4° Apjn -ik/I., 

Tim Daughters cw the DoiTPBDBBAoy, 
Charleston, S. C, May 22, 1895. 

Mr r™fh H i' fr7 tk> Go ™ mand <™t Gwnw Moultrie, 8om of 

Confederate Veterans, Charleston, S. 0. . 

Deak Sib;— The very pleasant dutj has been assigned mo 
of forwarding to yon, as Commandant of Camp Moultrie! Sons 

by the Officers and Managers of "The Daughters of the Con 
federaey" at a meeting held by them May 16th, as a memento 
of the recent joint meeting of yonr CampVd our Chapter!"* 
The brilliant success of this meeting will makeit always one 
of or valued memories not only for the welcome accorded 
W n d RB ™pton, but also for the strong bond it cements 

TlTo e Dn?r, P Mo " trie A S r of Confederate Vote ans a„d 
beVthSte d » C + ? nfe d"-acy,» who will always remem 
bei that it was the invitation from your Camp to join them in 
a meeting winch made our recent success a possibility 
With highest esteem, yours, etc, 

Martha B. Washington, 

Corresponding Secretary.